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University of Southern California Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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4.0 528 reviews

90% Approve of the CEO

University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias

C. L. Max Nikias

(207 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • An effort is made by the administration to foster a real work-life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • Great benefits include tuition remission and doubling of 403(b) contributions (i(in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • It is not very safe for students to live around the campus(in 13 reviews)

  • Reviews on this site from mostly student workers that are happy to have any job(in 12 reviews)

528 Employee Reviews
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    Great place to work

    Office Assistant (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsI worked at USC while I was a student. Overall, it was very laid back. Great if you have work study. My boss was flexible when I had family problems or group meetings for class.

    ConsAnswering phones. But it was work study, so what else do you expect?
    Food on and near campus is average at its best.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow career opportunities for students who graduate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Trojan pride

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsInternational, open mind, many creative people and it's great honor to be a Trojan member!

    ConsSafety needs enforcement, need more places for dining

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No surprise

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable, low stress but it depends on your adviser

    Conslow pay, minimal for acceptable living standard

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    Great university!

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe architecture is amazing. The school is amazingly symmetrical, beautiful, well-groomed. Students are also very friendly, diverse, and accommodating. Food is tasty, and the staff is quite helpful as well.

    ConsScary community. Parking is expensive. Mid-to-high management is very unprofessional. Don't like the way they treated their adjunct faculty.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    clinical assistant professor

    Clinical Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsI have great autonomy in my job.

    Conslimited opportunities to increase compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Research Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA well structured program, rigorous and flexible

    Conspromotes innovative research among others.

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    Fantastic Benefits

    Associate Head Tennis Coach (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat healthcare insurance with USC Network Plan and retirement where you put in 5% and they put in 10% of your income...free money.

    ConsThere are no gripes about USC.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job beautifying the campus and attracting elite talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWonderful place to work. USC Takes care of its family and school spirit is amazing.

    ConsThe commute to the main campus is bad, but you can always use the Tram to/from Union Station.

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    USC is a wonderful place

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsUSC is a top university and it has very good academia environments. The library is great here as well. Professors are very nice and supportive. I love it here

    ConsThere is not too many cons here. I guess graduate students are generally not paid very well, but that is very common among other universities. So, I am not too upset with this. ANother disadvantage of this is there is no rain in LA

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    A good place for research

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExposed to many varieties of collaboration. Many resources to support your research. supportive stuff. A good place to stay and enjoy your life.

    ConsSome times, the salary for a postdoc is relatively low. But still depends on the funding sources. No other things to complain.

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